A potential massing for a rebuilt Lincoln High School, by Bora Architects. Under this option the existing school would remain in operation while a new building is constructed where the football field is currently located.
In the wake of the NW Portland natural gas explosion, the DJC wrote about developer Robert Sacks’ plans to move forward*. Allied Works Architecture, who designed the damaged building 2281 NW Glisan, are preparing drawings that will allow the building to be rebuild. They are also working on designs for a new three-story building building at 510 NW 23rd Ave to replace the 111-year-old building that was destroyed.
A 100-bed winter shelter has opened in the Washington Center, reportedThe Oregonian. The building is currently sitting vacant while developer Greystar and architects ZGF prepares plans for the 4W Tower.
Concept for the full block building at the Press Blocks, by Mithun
The Business Tribune wrote about the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian Publishing Buildings in Goose Hollow. The project would include two buildings. One building would occupy a full city block and another a half block, and are being designed by Mithun and GBD Architects respectively.
The Oregonian wrote about a Chinese group protesting the decision to hang banners in Chinatown with the name “New Chinatown/Japan Town”. Though listed on the National Register of Historic Places under that name, it is otherwise rarely used.
The Oregonian reported that “outrage surges” as the deadline to put the $750 million Portland Public Schools bond on the November ballot has passed. If passed on the May ballot, which is much likely, the measure would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School. Students at Lincoln High left class to protest the decision not to place the measure on the November ballot.
The Portland Business Journal took a look at The Woodlark, the new Downtown hotel that will open in 2017. The hotel will combine two buildings: the Woodlark Building, most recently used as an office; the Hotel Cornelius, which has long been vacant.
The Hyatt House at Riverplace is now open, reports the Portland Business Journal. The hotel includes 203 extended-stay rooms.
The proposed Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center
The Business Tribune wrote about “Portland’s new international front porch“—the Convention Center Hotel. The Hyatt Regency branded hotel recently went in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing.
A change in policy at the Bureau of Development Services means that ranked properties on the city’s Historic Resources Inventory will now be subject to a 120 day demolition delay, even if the property owner requests that it be removed from the Inventory.
Construction has finished on the International School Expansion, reports the Portland Business Journal. According to the paper the school “kicked off the school year this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Learners’ Hall, a 10-classroom building for fourth- and fifth-grade students”.
The Willamette Week reported that parents are warning that delays to Portland Public Schools’ $750 million bond could doom it to failure. If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.
The Willamette Week opined that “Portland City Hall seems to have learned its lesson about parking minimums raising rents” as the City Council struck down a proposal to add parking minimums for new residential development in the Northwest Plan District.
The DJC reported* that the Metro area multifamily market is beginning to cool as “after years of apartment development, supply appears to be starting to make a dent in demand”.
Harsch Investment Properties revealed a new creative office projected planned for 129 SE Alder St (previously 110 SE Washington St)to the Portland Business Journal. The design of the 9 story building is by Works Partnership.
According to The Oregonian, Portland Public Schools will seek voter approval for a $750 million construction bond in November. If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.
The Portland Business Journal reported that Mill Creek Residential Trust paid Meriwether Partners $13.2 million for the former Premier Press building in the Pearl, a significant increase over the $6.05 million paid for the property in 2014. The transaction will allow the mixed use project at 505 NW 14th Aveto grow larger, at the expense of the now cancelled 1440 Hoytoffice development.
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The parcel of land at SE 93rd & Woodstock that the PDC voted to sell this week (image: Portland Development Commission)
Lincoln High School could be rebuilt has an 8 story building, reportedOPB. The project is one of the capital projects Portland Public Schools expects to put to the voters in November. If the project moves ahead as currently envisioned in the masterplan it would be the state’s first high-rise high school.
The Portland Development Commission board voted on Wednesday to sell a parcel of land at SE 93rd & Woodstock to Lisac Brothers Construction, reported the Portland Business Journal. The company intends to build a commercial building and a pavilion for a small food cart pod. A future phase of development, dependent on proposed Comprehensive Plan changes, would include a market-rate apartment building.
The Portland Chronicle reported on the NW 19th & Quimbyapartments, which will replace an 1880 house and the Quimby’s At 19th bar.
The Portland Business Journal reported that the Dekum13 apartments went “from foundation to its full three-story height last week — in just two days”. The project is using modular units assembled in an Idaho factory, which were then craned into place to form a three story building.
The Portland Mercury noted that Charlie Hales’ proposed business license tax increased appeared dead this week. The City is however studying a Construction Excise Tax, which could raise $11 million a year in new revenues from commercial projects, and $3 million a year from residential projects.
Portland Architecture published a conversation with Ted Wheeler, who states that he is “a big fan of Bjarke Ingels’ work”.